Kapurthala is a city located in Punjab state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Kapurthala District. Kapurthala was ruled by an Ahluwalia dynasty in British India, which was their capital at the time. The secular and aesthetic blend of the city with its leading buildings based on French and Indo-Saracenic architecture describes its kingdom self. “The city of gardens and palaces” Kapurthala is also known by this name. Kapurthala is the least populated city in India according to the Survey of 2011 Census.
Across India, there is a total of 29 Sainik schools. Sainik School of Kapurthala is one of them. the purpose of preparing the boy for entry into the National Defence Academy in Kapurthala, the then Defence Minister V.K.Krishna Menon inaugurated the school in July 1961. “Knowledge, Humility, and Discipline” is its motto. It’s providing public school education and a fully residential school for boys only. through the National Defense Academy, It has formed more than 1150 officers for the Indian Armed Forces.
It is the only school among the 29 military schools to have held the Defense Minister’s Trophy for nine consecutive years. The plan for the establishment of military schools was presented in 1961, before which it was known as Jagatjit palace, the palace of Maharajah Jagatjit Singh Bahadur, the Maharajah of the princely state of Kapurthala.
The Moorish Mosque in Kapurthala, Punjab, India, is modeled on the magnificent Mosque of Morocco in Kapurthala, Morocco. It was commissioned by the last ruler of Kapurthala, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh. The mosque is considered to be one of the best in South-East Asia. The mosque is a national monument which protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Panch Mandir of Kapurthala is a revered place for all faiths. There are five small temples in the temple complex. An extraordinary feature of this temple, built during the reign of Sardar Fateh Singh, is that through the entrance door, five idols can be seen and all can bow down. One of the temples in Nawanshahr is Shivala Diwan Bana Mal Gautam which is a replica of Panch Mandir Kapurthala.